Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite

Valid Reviews

22 Valid Reviews

The Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite experience has a total of 24 reviews. There are 22 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 22 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 7
32%
7/10 9
41%
6/10 3
14%
5/10 2
9%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
5%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

68.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite valid reviews is 68.18% and is based on 22 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

8 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 22 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 3
38%
7/10 3
38%
6/10 1
13%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
13%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

67.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite face-to-face reviews is 67.50% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

72.38%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Kelly Linn 8/10 235 days 86.69 100%
Stefan Miedzinski 8/10 266 days 84.35 97%
Marieke 7/10 386 days 69.51 80%
Boguslaw MAKIELLO 6/10 614 days true 34.58 39%
Indika Udayanga 6/10 670 days 27.91 31%
c mccabe 5/10 842 days 12.27 13%
Kassandra Yarmoluk 7/10 969 days 6.84 7%
Ruiyi Yin 8/10 1092 days 4.75 4%
David Elliott 7/10 1329 days 4.13 4%
Josh Fisher 8/10 1370 days 4.24 4%
Rod Clarke 7/10 1486 days 3.85 3%
Rawiri johnston 7/10 1635 days 3.59 3%
SC W 7/10 2092 days 2.77 2%
Vera Kreipe 7/10 2097 days true 2.77 2%
Stella Thoben 7/10 2459 days true 2.12 1%
Eric 7/10 2462 days true 2.12 1%
Rogier Ramaker 8/10 2462 days true 2.21 2%
Melvin Groenhof 8/10 2462 days true 2.21 2%
Harry Findeis 3/10 2466 days true 1.78 1%
K S 5/10 2485 days 1.85 1%
mawueth 6/10 2913 days 1.2 0%
David Brown 8/10 3161 days true 0.91 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

72%

The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.